The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

The Gunslinger Guide to Julie Christie #6

6 comments :

Tempest said...

My, my, my

H. P. L. said...

I protest. Why is the picture trimmed?

Tom Sutpen said...

I give you my word, Signor, this is the photo, as I found it. Any trimmin' was done before I arrived on the scene, as it were.

Timmy said...

I HATE Warren Beaty

james vaughan said...

Julie Christie made me the man I am today

http://jamesvaughanphoto.blogspot.com/

BlizzB said...

Of time- and ageless beauty. My favorite movie with Julie Christie is "Don't Look Now" from 1973. She is so fragile and tender there. One of the most beautiful love scenes ever: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069995/